[Pdns-users] PDNS Newbie Config File Questions

Kenneth Marshall ktm at rice.edu
Mon Jun 22 19:03:18 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 02:46:59PM -0400, SashaB wrote:
> Hello All,
> Would you kindly provide your expertise on the following?
> 1) What are the most important features/configuration options to
> enable/configure in PDNS before using it and how best are these
> configuration options done?
> 2) Is there a 'newbie' intro to PDNS that clearly and comprehensively
> explains how best to use PDNS? The online manual for PDNS presumes, IMO, one
> know much more about the software than those who've never used it--and only
> configured DNS on preconfigured servers with BIND installed, would know.
> 3) What have you learned about PDNS that you wished you had known when you
> first started using it that you think I should know, avoid, enable,
> configure, etc.?
> I look forward to your solutions-oriented answers.
> Thank you.
> Sasha

Dear Sasha,

Please read through the well written PDNS documentation. You
will need to focus on the information specific to your host
OS and database backend choice. Most of the other settings
described in the manual have a reasonable default and can be
ignored by a novice.

Problems in general experienced by beginning PDNS users
involve a lack of understanding of the actual DNS spec.
and how DNS functions, and not so much with particular
knowledge on PDNS.

Good luck and welcome to the PDNS community.


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